The statue of the Madonna and Child above, found in the Basilica of our
Lady of Ransom in Barcelona, is a work by the 14th Century sculptor
Pedro Moragues. According to tradition, Mary appeared carrying two bags of coins for use in ransoming
|The coat of arms of the Military
and Religious Order of Our Lady of Ransom.
||On August 10, 1218, King James I
signed the document establishing the Military Order of Our Lady of
|One of the initial members of the
Order was St. Peter Nolasco (approx 1189-1258).
||St. Raymond of Penafort (1175-1275)
is supposed to have strongly encouraged the founding of the Order.
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